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Optional extras

We can offer you a suite of other products to sit alongside your motor product.

Find out more about each of them below.

Breakdown cover brought to you by RAC 

At Brightside, we understand that you can’t afford for your car to be off the road. Having the right breakdown cover is very important and our Breakdown Cover, provided by the RAC, is designed to fit multiple needs and budgets with many different covers available

Roadside & Recovery - this basic breakdown product covers roadside assistance anywhere in the UK and recovery to anywhere in the UK. It doesn’t include support for breakdown at home. Our next and most popular level of cover does include assistance at home and gives you peace of mind that your vehicle will be looked at, wherever you have broken down. Especially useful for those cold mornings where you are struggling to get off your driveway. That's why we offer At Home. This means you get everything you get with Roadside & Recovery, but RAC will also come out to you at home or at your office as well. These levels of cover are perfect for making sure you're not stranded by the roadside. There are times when the RAC can't fix the vehicle and your van needs to go to the garage for the work to be done. While its there you can have a replacement car for 2 days if you choose our highest level of cover that includes onward travel.


Key cover

Having car insurance is all well and good, but if you lose your keys then you can find yourself very much stuck. Key Cover protects you if your car keys are lost or stolen which includes £1,500 annual cover for locksmiths’ charges, new locks and keys.


Bike policy documents

Key Cover - Policy Wording

Car policy documents 

Key Cover - Policy Wording

Van policy documents 

Key Cover - Policy Wording


Excess Protection

Excess Protection lets you claim back the money you will have to pay out in the event of a claim. This means that you can get the benefit of a cheaper quote and still have the cost of the excess amount covered in the event of a claim so you don't lose out. Excess Protection can also be applied to any insurance policy that carries an excess.

Motor Legal Expenses

When you’ve had an accident which wasn’t your fault you sometimes need legal help. Without Motor Legal Expenses cover legal advice and representation could mean you lose some of your pay-out to pay the solicitors. Having Motor Legal Expenses can save you thousands in these situations as your legal costs are covered. Allowing you to keep all of your personal injury compensation and all of your uninsured losses that were recovered.


Tool cover

Tool cover

Whether you’re a tradesman or run a business the tools you use are crucial to you getting the job done. Have you ever thought about what would happen if these tools were stolen? The likelihood is you wouldn’t be able to work and would lose income. Thankfully at Brightside we offer tools insurance that will cover you against equipment being stolen, lost or damaged whilst being loaded, carried, temporarily housed, or being unloaded from your insured vehicle. - helping you get back to work sooner.

Van policy documents

Tool Cover - Policy Wording

Replacement / Courtesy Vehicle cover

If you find yourself temporarily without transport because your van is a total loss and there isn't an at fault third party from whom your insurer can recover costs – what can you do? If you rely on your van or car for a living, this can be a real problem for both your business and potentially your livelihood in the short term. Replacement / Courtesy Vehicle cover can plug that gap, providing you with a courtesy vehicle or cash alternative for up to two weeks whilst you find a permanent replacement van enabling you to carry on business as usual.

Van Replacment Vehicle Cover


Helmet and Leathers

Provides replacement helmet and leathers if your gear gets damaged – up to the value of £1500. For additional cover, you could instead opt for our Helmet and Leathers Plus Insurance. Not only do you get our Helmet and Leathers cover with this optional extra you also benefit from Personal Accident Insurance which offers up to £30,000 cover per person and has been tailored specifically for bikers.

Policy documents 

Helmet and Leathers Cover - Policy Wording

Helmet and Leathers Plus Cover - Policy Wording

Additional windscreen cover

It could happen to anybody; you’re driving along when suddenly you get a chip in your windscreen, or worse. Windscreen cover allows you to recoup the cost of any windscreen repairs, or even a full windscreen replacement if necessary. Windscreen cover is included as part of any comprehensive policy. However if you choose a Third Party Fire and Theft policy, or just Third Party, you have the option to buy this as an additional product.


Other important documents